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Firstly, this is not technically a very well crafted photo. It is grainy from the high ISO and very bizarre lighting conditions. On all accounts it was an experiment in photography I couldn't practice. But I wanted to show it to you.

On Wednesday November 14 about one hour after sunrise a total solar eclipse was observed in far north Queensland in Australia. The moon passed directly in front of the sun and the surrounds were plunged into darkness for around two minutes.

I sat on the beach at the northern end of the Cairns Esplanade hoping for the clouds to part. I was gifted with this 'glimpse' of the eclipse for about 30 seconds, and was able to view the retreat of the moon back to 0% coverage again afterwards.

It was the most surreal few moments I've ever seen. The colours in the sky, the changing light (very rapid) and the cool drop in temperature were all incredible.

I'm mainly posting this image today for the historic value and to remind myself of the fleeting moment I saw a total solar eclipse.

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